In an area where the agricultural sector is under pressure due the expansion of a nearby urban centre, the diversification of farming activities e.g. ice-cream production and marketing, can ensure the farm’s sustainability.
Projects & Practice
LINC stands for Leader Inspired Network Community, an initiative of Local Action Groups and Network Support Units.
A group of young agronomists combined RDP support with innovative financial solutions like crowdfunding to develop a self-sufficient farm growing local, quality organic products.
Precision farming has great economic and environmental potentials and a project was set up to promote its use in the Austrian context.
A Local Action Group engaged local coordinators to stimulate volunteer action and engagement in grassroots initiatives.
A LEADER project that promoted the use of the local natural heritage as a lever for sustainable local development.
LEADER support for an arts in education project that promotes gender quality among school children in rural areas.
‘Nature Connects’ is a campaign to raise and generate awareness on the importance of biodiversity in rural landscapes by bringing together land owners, experts and the broader public.
Using LEADER support to provide information and raise awareness about wild bee protection.
Austria`s western Vorarlberg region used EAFRD funding to develop a support network to help its communities protect local wildlife and natural habitats.